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Between Two Rocks

A New Haven podcast featuring Between Two Rocks creator Josh Levinson and a variety of co-hosts and guests in a question-and-answer format exploring everything New Haven.


Making It With Stefano & Shawn | Episode 40
Local actor and comic Stefano Sanzo joins comic and writer Shawn Murray to talk about what it means to "make it" and what we want out of writing, comedy, acting, etc. What does success look like? How hard are you willing to chase your dreams? And who wants to be Batman?
76:19 08/22/2022
David Valentino | Episode 39
Local New Haven history buff/gay citizen David Valentino comes in to talk economic redevelopment and life in New Haven in general.
71:14 03/01/2022
Hive Hair Studio | Episode 38
Hive Hair Studio co-owners Jenna Vollono and Dan Lyon join Josh and co-host Shawn Murray to discuss running a business, hair, and mostly make fun of Josh.
70:12 11/22/2021
Volksgeist | Episode 37
YouTube personality Philip Damico aka Volksgeist joins us to talk about being a YouTube celebrity. Is it great? Are there groupies? How much work is it maintaining such a sweet mustache? A hilarious and interesting episode from one of New Haven's own.
72:02 11/01/2021
Home Sweet Home | Episode 36
Josh returns home after a month in Brooklyn. Shawn almost usurps the podcast. Colin remains Colin. We talk about New York City vs New Haven and what it means to be home.Featuring:Josh LevinsonShawn MurrayColin Ryan
70:10 10/12/2021
New Haven Museum | Episode 35
Jason Bischoff-Wurtle from the New Haven Museum joins us to talk about New Haven History. We learn about the most famous New Haven paintings, clocks, and corsets. Mostly clocks. So many clocks.LaxrAGzHuwzX8VZwSnJV
61:38 07/26/2021
Joe Tyman Got Hit By a Car | Episode 34
Former New Haven guy Joe Tyman joins us to talk about what it was like being known as the guy who got hit by a car, what it's like booking music gigs, and what he misses most about New Haven.
66:00 07/13/2021
Mental Health Awareness | Episode 33
Clinical psychologist Elizabeth Rathbun joins us to talk about therapy, mental health, and how we can take care of ourselves. She also scolds Josh for his constant interruptions and we even get some helpful advice in there somewhere.
70:32 05/10/2021
Philosophy with Dr. Volkman | Episode 32
Josh and Colin sit down (on ZOOM!) with Dr Richard Volkman to talk about philosophy, responsibility, and The Matrix.
78:11 02/01/2021
Pizza, A Love Story | Episode 31
Director of Pizza, A Love Story Gorman Bechard joins us to talk about making documentaries, his favorite pizzas, and shares some of his favorite New Haven memories and places.
66:51 11/16/2020
Pandemic Roundup | Episode 30
Josh Levinson, Colin Ryan, Shaina Hotchkiss, and Shawn Murray sit down to talk about life since the pandemic. Highs and lows, goods and bad, what have our intrepid co-hosts been up to? Has it all been bad, or are there silver lining? Let's check in.
74:28 09/15/2020
Love & Journalism | Episode 29
Lucy Gellman (Arts Paper) and Thomas Breen (New Haven Independent) join us to talk about journalism in New Haven, how arts are represented in the media, as well as who our favorite (and least favorite) candidates are.
70:32 02/18/2020
New Haven Comedy | Episode 28
Fistful of Jokes owner Andrew Morgan joins Shawn Murray and Josh to talk about the New Haven comedy scene, whether New Haven could support a comedy club, and who he wishes he could get to come to New Haven.
74:36 01/14/2020
Josh Levinson | Episode 27
Shaina Hotchkiss joins Colin Ryan in a very special episode interviewing the creator of Between Two Rocks, Josh Levinson. We talk about breakups, being single, comedy, generational trauma, depression, and what Josh's favorite joke is.
80:08 12/10/2019
MakeHaven | Episode 26
JR Logan from MakeHaven joins us to talk about MakerSpaces, his favorite injuries, and Josh talks about Instagram drama with Three Sheets for no reason.
65:59 11/18/2019
Building Community with Lee Cruz | Episode 25
Community Outreach Director Lee Cruz joins Josh and co-host Shawn Murray to discuss how we develop communities, push community projects over the finish line, and how many Instagram followers we all have.
69:05 10/28/2019
Kawit! | Episode 24
Kevin and Seth from Kawit! join co-host Shaina Hotchkiss to talk about running a pop-up Filipino restaurant. We discuss the challenges of finding a location, and Josh offers both a heartfelt apology to Seth as well as a totally pointless story.
74:30 09/30/2019
Rachel Liu Photography | Episode 23
Rachel Liu joins us to talk about taking the plunge into full-time photography, how to make models comfortable, and what kinds of photography we hate.
65:53 09/12/2019
NewHaven.IO | Episode 22
Steve and Henry from NewHaven.IO join us to talk about the New Haven tech community, how to get into the tech scene, and what our most hated programming languages are.
64:26 08/20/2019
CT Young Professionals | Episode 21
CTYP Treasurer Sarah McQueen joins us to talk about making friends in a new city, CT Young Professionals Meetups, and how ratios work.
58:41 08/06/2019
See Click Fix | Episode 20
SeeClickFix Founder and CEO Ben Berkowitz sits down with us to talk about working with governments, skateboarding, and what our cousins are up to. For more info on SeeClickFix check out
63:18 07/15/2019
Masked Maniax | Episode 19
Josh flies solo with the Masked Maniax, as we talk about the process of joining a vigilante bike gang, social justice, and who has the best thighs.
64:52 06/19/2019
Innovation and Collaboration | Episode 18
ECIC Director Michael Harris comes in to talk about the startup scene in New Haven. We talk bioscience, programming, and everybody's favorite subject: meat alternatives!
63:09 06/03/2019
48 Hour Film Project | Episode 17
Trish Clark joins us to talk about the 48 Hour Film Project, producing TV shows in New York, and whether or not Rosie O'Donnell is a cool lady. Also we give an update on Trinity Bar!
65:09 05/17/2019
Fitstyle by Shana | Episode 16
Shana Schneider joins us to explain what Fitstyle is, how to fit fitness into your everyday life, and tries to get Josh to sit up straight. (It doesn't work.)
60:52 04/17/2019
Fussy Coffee | Episode 15
Fussy Coffee co-owners Dave and Joe sit down to talk about the perils of starting a restaurant and why you should never do it. 
65:01 04/01/2019
Mantras for the Revolution | Episode 14
Hanifa Nayo Washington joins us to share the many, many projects she’s working on, from music to spoken word to racial justice in corporate hiring practices, is there anything she cannot do?!
64:17 03/27/2019
Joker's Wild | Episode 13
Former Joker’s Wild employees/comics Dan Kalwhite and Stosh Mikita join us to talk about the former comedy club and comedy in New Haven. Was Joker’s Wild mob run? Could a comedy club exist in New Haven today? Will Dan do an offensive accent? Tune in to find out!
62:25 03/27/2019
Meet Your Host | EPISODE 12
Josh's past comes into focus... Shaina Hotchkiss returns as a guest to interview our host, Josh! We delve into what brought him to New Haven, his advice for aspiring creators, and then unearth some hidden memories and possibly… a murder?!
58:20 02/15/2019
Doug Hausladen | Episode 11
New Haven Director of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Doug Hausladen joins us to talk about upcoming transportation projects, how to get things done in government, and where is Josh’s Edgewood bike lane, anyway?The post Episode 11: Dude, Where’s My Bike Lane? appeared first on Between Two Rocks.
61:58 02/15/2019